Dolygaer Mountain Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Dolygaer Mountain Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Rainwater System
  • 10,000 L GRP tank
  • Wisy WFF100 Vortex filter
  • Single pump Multigo 40/06
  • 450 Litre HeaderTank
Design Data
  • Usage: 10 WCs and 4 urinals
  • Estimated usage: 626 litres/day
  • Average annual rainfall: 1435 mm
  • Roof area: 171 m2
  • Predicted annual volume of water saved: 176 m3
  • Capital cost: £3,987
  • Completion: Spring 2012
Other Green Design Features
  • Co2 emissions 75% reduction from current norms.
  • Passive solar design, Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
  • 50% recycled materials
Scout centre at Merthyr Tydfil
Client: Mid Glamorgan Area Scout Council

Dolygaer Mountain Centre has recently undergone a complete transformation with the construction of a brand new building on its site near Merthyr Tydfil in the Brecon Beacons.

The Scout Centre is owned by Mid Glamorgan Area Scout Council and provides accommodations and outdoor activities for Scouts and other groups.

This attractive building boasts a rainwater harvesting system, which supplies water for flushing the toilets, thus reducing the demand for mains water.

The scout centre was officially opened on 27th May 2012. The system has a 10,000 litre storage tank and saves around 175,000 litres of water each year.

Rainwater System
  • 10,000 L GRP tank
  • Wisy WFF100 Vortex filter
  • Single pump Multigo 40/06
  • 450 Litre HeaderTank
Design Data
  • Usage: 10 WCs and 4 urinals
  • Estimated usage: 626 litres/day
  • Average annual rainfall: 1435 mm
  • Roof area: 171 m2
  • Predicted annual volume of water saved: 176 m3
  • Capital cost: £3,987
  • Completion: Spring 2012
Other Green Design Features
  • Co2 emissions 75% reduction from current norms.
  • Passive solar design, Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
  • 50% recycled materials